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Read and Retell! A Reading Intervention Pack for Comprehension and Fluency

It feels like forever since I’ve shared a new product with you. Oh wait, that’s because it HAS been forever!  It’s because I’ve been working like a busy bee for way too long on this new pack and I’m so excited to finally share with you!!

Do you use DRA at your school? We do, and if you know anything about the DRA, it requires students to orally retell story events and details, as well as make connections to the text. I had some students last year who really struggled with this.  Of course, my mind started turning and I began to create some interventions I could use to get my students on track.
This Read and Retell pack comes with 60 short stories that promote retelling skills, connections, and fluency in your young readers.  It can be used in SO many different ways, which I’ve shared in the pack.  It is great for partner based reading, and I’ve included a unique partner-based intervention routine to use with this pack, complete with step by step directions, visual posters, and partner role cards.  Partner reading helps build confidence, promotes fluency, and allows students to talk about what they read.  This pack will hep facilitate all of that! 🙂
You could also use these stories within a small group setting, as assessments, implement a Reading Buddy program where your kids read and retell to an older child, or even use as homework to allow the parent to be the “coach” for their child.
This product is great for RTI and intervention block. It would be ideal for first and second graders, as well as struggling third graders who can read the words but have difficulty retelling events. 
Downloading the preview download of this product in my TpT Store is a must because you’ll get 2 FREE story sheets to try out with your kids! 🙂 Just click HERE to head over and download it for your free trial stories. 🙂
If you liked my Sight Word Fluency Passages, this product will do to your kiddos’ retelling skills what what the passages did for your students’ sight word identification and fluency! I have a feeling you’re going to LOVE it and it will hopefully be a happy addition to your literacy block and reading routine. 🙂 My kiddos made great growth in their retelling skills by using this intervention format.
Click the picture below to download the preview version now and score your 2 freebies. 🙂
And since I haven’t blogged since Monday, I’ll make it up to you. This product is available for a discounted price until tomorrow at midnight (EST)! I’ll also send this pack free to the first 5 people only who leave a comment with their email address, telling us one way you could see yourself using this pack with your kiddos! 🙂
Thanks again for stopping by Sugar and Spice! 🙂 I hope everyone has a GREAT weekend! We are headed to a wedding for a close friend on Saturday and then hopefully packing some boxes on Sunday night as we get ready to move in a few weeks. 🙂

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  1. I forgot to mention that I would use this product during our partner reading and retelling practice which we do twice a week. This would be easy to incorporate into that block of time for additional practice. Thanks!

  2. I would love to try this and have downloaded the preview. However, the passages are blank. Am I having issues because I am on a Mac? (I never have before.)

    1. Hi Deb, I think it may be your Mac. Everything looks okay over here and I just had a friend download it to be sure and all was well. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help! 🙂

  3. This would be great for my ESL student…the passages look like he wouldn't be intimidated by them and I love the idea of partner work, as that would keep the social factor in it, which is crucial to language development, too.

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  4. Wow looks like you've knocked it out of the ballpark again! What a great pack to help ALL students but especially those who struggle with fluency and comprehension. It looks like it would really help struggling readers with sequencing and extra practice on sight words too! Great for RTI!


  5. I have a question. In your presentation about the slider & Beginning, Middle, and End using the Book “Up in a Tree’ you used sticky notes to show Beginning Middle and End but your product uses First Next and last.

    Do you have products that do with the Beginning Middle and End? If not how do you do the connection?

    1. Hello! 🙂 The sticky note activity is separate from the slider activity. I teach retelling in all kinds of different ways, with multiple word choice. I want my students to understand the concept and not use distinct words as a crutch, so we switch up the vocabulary often. They know that sequencing events using first, next, and last can also be connected to the beginning, middle, and end of a story. I hope this helps! 🙂

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